Two non-Indian parents filed a lawsuit in federal court to stop the state of Minnesota from transferring Indian child custody cases to tribes. Read the full article at Indianz.com.
Two years ago, Tarnowski attended a training in Duluth given by the National Child Welfare Resource Center on Legal and Judicial Issues. Stories of historical trauma that have helped lead Continue reading Indian Child Welfare Court in Duluth Aims for Better Outcomes for Native American Families
With the number of American Indian children in Minnesota foster care reaching “unacceptable” levels, the state pledged Thursday to spend $400,000 over the next three years to reduce those numbers. Continue reading State Pledges $400,000 to Reduce Number of Indian Children in Foster Care (MN)
UMD’s Center for Regional and Tribal Child Welfare Studies, which is part of the Department of Social Work, will serve as the grant’s lead organization and will work with six Continue reading UMD Leads American Indian Child Welfare Act Project (MN)
Minnesota has more American Indian children in foster care than any other state, including those with significantly larger Indian populations, according to a Star Tribune analysis of federal and state Continue reading In Minnesota, American Indian Kids are in a Foster Care Crisis
Doe and Doe v. Jesson 2015 WL 4067170 Civil No. 15–2639 (JRT/SER) United States District Court, D. Minnesota Signed July 2, 2015. Legal Topics: Adoption, Indian Child Welfare Act – Continue reading Doe and Doe v. Jesson, July 2, 2015, (Minnesota Federal Court)
A local Native American couple wishing to place their newborn with a non-native family has filed a federal lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of Minnesota’s adoption law, which they say could Continue reading Minnesota couple sues over state adoption law’s tribal angle